Trips for 2013

I’ve come up with a checklist of activities I want to do next year.  I’ll have a strong emphasis on cycling this coming year since I’ve invested in a new bicycle this winter, the Surly Ogre.

Here’s what I’m thinking now, but this will likely change during the year.

  • Cycling
    • A week-long bicycle tour somewhere in Quebec and/or New England with my father.
    • One or two bikepacking trips in Kananaskis, Alberta.  These will probably be 1 to 2 night trips.
    • Lots of rural dirt road cycling through Alberta’s range and township roads around the Edmonton Area.
    • Some mounting biking in Utah around St. George in the spring.
  • Hiking
    • At least one backpacking trip in the Canadian Rockies. These are a few on my list.
      • Skyline trail in Jasper
      • Nigel Pass in Jasper
      • Egypt Lake in Banff
      • Iceline in Yoho
    • Some day hikes.  Mostly I’ll just pick and choose as I go, but I do want to do Wilcox Pass in Jasper
    • Several day Hikes in south-west Utah.  I’ve never been in the desert or canyons so this will be a new experience for me.
  • Canoeing
    • Probably not a lot this year since I don’t own a Canoe and would like to concentrate on Cycling.  I do have some more long-term trips that I would like to complete like the Bowron circuit in Bowron Provincial Park and  a few nights out at Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

2 thoughts on “Trips for 2013

  1. adventure! December 23, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Quite the ambitious list! I’m especially interested in your cycling list. The Kananaskis country is of interest to me, as I passed by there last year on a bike tour. I’d also like to get back out to Quebec/New England/Maritimes for more touring action.


    • Mark December 24, 2012 / 9:14 am

      I agree, a bit on the ambitious side. I think I need another week or two of vacation. 🙂


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